It was nice to see markets return to a positive Monday close, particularly considering the time of year. It would be easy to dismiss the strength as we have still failed to breech key overhead levels of resistance but as we alluded to yesterday, we believe it is noteworthy that the... (full story)
Marc Nemenoff - The PRICE Futures Group - 56 mins ago
Financials: Dec. Bonds are currently 11 higher at 157’19, 0 Yr. Notes 5.5 higher at 129’00 and 5 Yr. Notes 2.5 higher at 120’23.7. Last Friday’s Employment Report, showing the creation of 142,000 non-farm payrolls vs. expectations for 201,000 temporarily roiled the markets... (full story)
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